(LIVE ONLINE) Creating Abstract Watercolors

Have fun creating rich, colorful, abstract paintings. In this creative workshop you will learn the most important criteria for any successful painting. This could be the most valuable watercolor workshop you will ever take. It will make you see all your painting endeavors as abstract compositions, full of energy, drama, light, and color. Using a variety of creative watercolor techniques, you will paint beautiful abstract paintings. You will learn:
• how to create new ideas for paintings
• exciting ways to experiment with watercolor
• a variety of composition secrets
• how to exaggerate your colors
• how to create drama
• masking, brush techniques, and alternatives to the brush
• the correct use of sprays and spatters to create colorful textures.

You will watch step-by-step painting demonstrations, try them, and come away from the class with many new ways to create your own abstract watercolor paintings. Beginning students as well as those with previous watercolor instruction will find this class new, valuable and exciting

With a series of easy exercises, you will paint beautiful abstract paintings. Painting in watercolor is easy when you trust your ability to create and find opportunities for personal discovery, expression, and invention. In a relaxed safe painting environment you will learn to use your imagination to deliberately paint abstract watercolors.

You will need your watercolor painting materials. A supply list will be sent to each registered participant. Color handouts will be emailed to each registered student.

Meets: Four days, 2 PM to 3:30 PM.

Instructor: Robert Regis Dvorák has been making painting and drawing fun and easy to learn for 35 years. He is a watercolor artist and public speaker on creativity. His books include: The Practice of Drawing as Meditation, Travel Drawing and Painting, Drawing Without Fear, Experiential Drawing, The Pocket Drawing Book, Selling Art 101. He has been a featured artist in American Artist Magazine and Watercolor Magazine.

POSTPONED Traditional Figure Drawing (May-Jun)

Drawing can be described as an inquiring investigation into visible appearance, and the learned discipline should never exclude the potential for free and spontaneous input. Intuition, feelings and impulse are essential elements to the personal development of drawing skills. This class offers an opportunity to really look at the form, structure, spaces and surfaces of the nude figure and seek a unique and individual expression of making what we see visible. Increasing our knowledge and extending our ability is an ongoing and continuous process to which everyone is invited! Please join our quest for improvement and ways to make different or better drawings. This class is limited to 14 students per class so sign up today!

 

Instructor Susie Wilson has a BA in Fine Art Printmaking from the Norfolk Institute of Art and Design (UK), a degree in Illustration and an HNDBTEC degree in Education, also in the UK. She taught Life Drawing at the Norfolk Institute and was a college lecturer in the subject at the Norwich School of Art. Since arriving in America she has taught private and group classes for approximately 20 years, and has participated in Open Studios.

POSTPONED Introduction to Figure Drawing (May-Jun)

This is a small group to begin a study of the human form from a live model. Immerse yourself in an intimate and comprehensive introduction to the art of REALLY seeing. This class is limited to 14 students per class so sign up today!

 

 

Instructor Susie Wilson has a BA in Fine Art Printmaking from the Norfolk Institute of Art and Design (UK), a degree in Illustration and an HNDBTEC degree in Education, also in the UK. . She taught Life Drawing at the Norfolk Institute and was a college lecturer in the subject at the Norwich School of Art. Since arriving in America she has taught private and group classes for approximately 20 years, and has participated in Open Studios.

Watercolors-Thursdays (Apr-May)

This class is geared to facilitate those who have never painted and those who have advanced their skills. Most class sessions will include a demo and then time to work on the elements of the demo. Information on materials, including colors and “gimmicks”,and tools is given throughout the 6-week period. The goal of this class is to encourage the joy of painting, while improving skills and knowledge. This is a “fun” class, so bring a sense of humor and whatever materials you have and enjoy.

 

Instructor Linda Lord is a self-trained artist and illustrator with over 16 years teaching experience in her studio and via the SC Watercolor Society; an Open Studio artist whose exhibits include Cozumel, Mexico. Linda also publishes with a decorative art publisher.

Beginning Watercolors -Fridays (Apr-May)

This class is aimed at familiarity of  materials, as well as why to chose them.  In the 6 week, we  will endeavor to produce 6 pieces of frame-able art.  Each session will comprise of an instructor demo on which a painting will be based.

 

Instructor Linda Lord is a self-trained artist and illustrator with over 16 years teaching experience in her studio and via the SC Watercolor Society; an Open Studio artist whose exhibits include Cozumel, Mexico. Linda also publishes with a decorative art publisher.

Oil Painting from Beginning to End

In this class you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about oil painting.  Primarily a landscape class,  Barbara will demonstrate as needed, while discussing paint application, color, value, lost and found edges, perspective, brush control, color mixing, and so much more.  Students can paint along with Barbara or bring their own photographs as inspiration  to paint from.

 

Barbara holds a Masters Degree in oil painting, has taught painting to children and adults through Cabrillo and DeAnza Colleges, and San Francisco Academy of Art University.  Her work is in collections throughout the US and abroad.  Barbara has been a life-long oil painter, starting at age 10. She is a 5th generation native Santa Cruzan.

Traditional Figure Drawing (Mar-Apr)

Drawing can be described as an inquiring investigation into visible appearance, and the learned discipline should never exclude the potential for free and spontaneous input. Intuition, feelings and impulse are essential elements to the personal development of drawing skills. This class offers an opportunity to really look at the form, structure, spaces and surfaces of the nude figure and seek a unique and individual expression of making what we see visible. Increasing our knowledge and extending our ability is an ongoing and continuous process to which everyone is invited! Please join our quest for improvement and ways to make different or better drawings. This class is limited to 14 students per class so sign up today!

 

Instructor Susie Wilson has a BA in Fine Art Printmaking from the Norfolk Institute of Art and Design (UK), a degree in Illustration and an HNDBTEC degree in Education, also in the UK. She taught Life Drawing at the Norfolk Institute and was a college lecturer in the subject at the Norwich School of Art. Since arriving in America she has taught private and group classes for approximately 20 years, and has participated in Open Studios.

 

Introduction to Figure Drawing (Mar-April)

This is a small group to begin a study of the human form from a live model. Immerse yourself in an intimate and comprehensive introduction to the art of REALLY seeing. This class is limited to 14 students per class so sign up today!

Instructor Susie Wilson has a BA in Fine Art Printmaking from the Norfolk Institute of Art and Design (UK), a degree in Illustration and an HNDBTEC degree in Education, also in the UK. . She taught Life Drawing at the Norfolk Institute and was a college lecturer in the subject at the Norwich School of Art. Since arriving in America she has taught private and group classes for approximately 20 years, and has participated in Open Studios.

Let’s Get Serie-ous: Creating a Series of Artwork (Apr-May)

This class is for advanced painters who want to set goals, create a series of 10 paintings in a theme and show the finished pieces in a group show. People who have taken my Loosen Up class previously, are all invited to join us in this first ever Series class. I have been teaching my Loosen Up class for years and have many students who are ready to launch into the next level, this class is for you. Each student will pick a theme prior to class, I can facilitate some direction if needed, then build a body of work in the 6 week session. There will be individual critiques and guidance, as well as discussion on how to take a body of work to build a website, enter shows, finish stages etc. We will use the Art League classroom for a first Friday exhibit as a finale, pricing our art, getting postcards made, inviting people, having a proper reception in conjunction with the art league show. I am excited to help you get to the next level and show your work! You can do this, I will be there every step of the way. We will also have a great time,  playing my good tunes, painting many paintings at once, and giving each other feedback as a cohesive group. I hope you can join me for this brand new class.

Please note: This will be Carrie’s last series class until Fall

 

 

Instructor: Carrie Clayden is a professional artist and teacher. Carrie graduated from UCSC in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies and Fine Art in 1995.  www.carrieclayden.com

 

 

Let’s Get Serie-ous; Creating a Series of Artwork

This class is for advanced painters who want to set goals, create a series of 10 paintings in a theme and show the finished pieces in a group show. People who have taken my Loosen Up class previously, are all invited to join us in this first ever Series class. I have been teaching my Loosen Up class for years and have many students who are ready to launch into the next level, this class is for you. Each student will pick a theme prior to class, I can facilitate some direction if needed, then build a body of work in the 6 week session. There will be individual critiques and guidance, as well as discussion on how to take a body of work to build a website, enter shows, finish stages etc. We will use the Art League classroom for a first Friday exhibit as a finale, pricing our art, getting postcards made, inviting people, having a proper reception in conjunction with the art league show. I am excited to help you get to the next level and show your work! You can do this, I will be there every step of the way. We will also have a great time,  playing my good tunes, painting many paintings at once, and giving each other feedback as a cohesive group. I hope you can join me for this brand new class.

 

 

Members  Instructor: Carrie Clayden is a professional artist and teacher. Carrie graduated from UCSC in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies and Fine Art in 1995.  www.carrieclayden.com